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Yulia Skripal's fiance 'in hiding' amid spy claims connected to Vladimir Putin

Yulia Skripal’s fiance has gone into hiding amid claims he works for an organisation with links to Vladimir Putin’s feared intelligence service.

Stepan Vikeev and his mother Tatiana Vikeeva have vanished since the attempted murder of double agent Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter in Salisbury, according to… 298 more words


Werewolves via Google Books

Russian Demonology – Page 299

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Alla V. Nikitin – 2006 – Snippet view – More the editions
Further more, she decided to her husband lime, so as not to interfere. 2,406 more words

A work in progress

It seems but a short time ago that we marked the 100th anniversary of WWI, which, chillingly, coincided with the events in Crimea and southeast Ukraine that put war in Europe itself starkly back on the agenda. 1,521 more words

Wolves and dogs in Russia

I think I remember reading somewhere in Symbolarium that in Russian folklore (and agreed in some of the links I’ve added in another post) that both cats and dogs are rather ambivalent animals. 148 more words

Russia Wants Greater UN Presence In Syria

by Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – Building up UN presence in Syria is crucial from the standpoint of gathering authentic information, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Friday. 192 more words


A Traveler's Tale - On the Border

The musical accompaniment for this post: https://youtu.be/5Y6hVQn-e5Y

Early evening on April 16, 2018, Beth and I were prepping our space in a 4 person sleeper cabin on the Trans-Mongolian Railway heading from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Ulan Ude, Russia. 1,356 more words

Ben & Beth Gap Year Blog

Moscow - a long weekend trip to Russia

Moscow is a fascinating city we visited October 2017 for 4 days. We were lucky enough to have a personal guide, a student of a friend of my father who took us around the city and showed us her city. 1,292 more words